And he was crazy good on Monday.
Consider that in two previous meetings between the two teams, the No. 9 Wildcats outscored Winfield 21-3 in a pair of blowout wins.
But Alex Lakatos' third-inning single was about all the damage Logan (20-10) could muster on Monday. After Bumgarner struck out the side in the seventh to end the game, Logan and coach Roger Gertz were faced with a long drive home and a much longer offseason.
"He dominated us, he really did," Gertz said. "He kept the ball where he needed to. He'd run it in on us and we'd jam it and hit easy groundballs and popups. We may not have hit the ball hard but once or twice. He did a great job."
Isaacs credits Bumgarner's development of a slider that looks like a cut fastball for his dominance as of late.
"He hadn't pitched in two years and for his first seven or eight starts, it was just fastball, curve," Isaacs said. "But the last three, we started incorporating his slider. I bet he threw it 60 percent of the time tonight and it's really been the difference."
Lakatos' leadoff hit followed by an error by Bumgarner on a sacrifice bunt attempt by Trent Dalton started what looked like an early threat from Logan. After Kyle Harvey sacrificed, the Wildcats had runners on second and third with one out and the top of the order up.
But Josh Rein grounded out to second and Chase Preston followed with a fly ball to right and Logan never seriously threatened again.
Jordan Clark had a pair of hits, including a two-run double in the fifth to stretch Winfield's lead to 3-0. Brandon Wright and Bryan Bosley also each had two singles for the Generals.
Other than Bumgarner's hiccup on the bunt, Winfield played errorless baseball and the defense contributed greatly to the win, including a stretch in which Bumgarner got six outs on just 11 pitches over the fourth and fifth innings.
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